Common Name: Rudbeckia/Echinacea hybrid 
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Zone: 7 to 9
Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 1.25 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: June to September
Bloom Description: Orange-yellow ray florets surrounding dark brown central cone
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Attracts: Butterflies


Best grown in evenly moist, loamy, well-draining soils in full sun.

Noteworthy Characteristics

× Echibeckia is an intergeneric hybrid of Echinacea and Rudbeckia. This robust hybrid boasts the best of both genera, with the fast growth rate of Rudbeckia and the disease resistance of Echinacea. The large flowers can range in color from orange to yellow and are held above clumps of pubescent foliage. Mature plants can reach up to 3' tall with an equal spread. This hybrid is said to be sterile.

SUMMERINA SUNCHASER is an upright, bushy selection of echibeckia that features a uniform display of large, 6-8" wide blooms with bright orange-yellow ray petals surrounding a dark brown central cone. Mature plants will reach up to 2' tall with a 1.5' spread. The long flowering period lasts from summer into fall. The blooms are attractive to butterflies and other insect pollinators and make excellent cut flowers. This plant is protected by patent number PP32901 and registered under the cultivar name 'ET RDB 17-16'


No major pest or disease problems of note.


Suitable for use in mixed borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens, pollinator gardens, and containers.